Frequently Asked Questions

Appointments

The waiting time, and how far in advance you need to book your appointment will depend on a number of factors, including:

  • Which artist you wish to book in with

  • The time of year

  • Your own flexibility with when you are free

  • How long your appointment will be

Get a good night’s sleep and eat a proper meal before coming in for your tattoo.  Make sure to show up on time for your appointment, or a bit earlier if you can.

Absolutely do not drink alcohol or take any recreational drugs. We can’t tattoo you if you arrive in a state of intoxication, and your deposit will be forfeit.

If you want up-to-date information on the waiting list for an artist, or the shop in general please call us on +27 (21) 423 0688

Cost

Tattoos that take less than 3 hours will be quoted specifically for that piece. Tattoos that take more than 3 hours will be charged at an hourly rate.

The cost is dependent on the final design and the amount of time your artist needs on the day of the tattoo. We can give you an estimate ahead of time, but we won’t be able to calculate the exact cost until the end of your appointment.

You are welcome to come into the studio to discuss your ideas with us.

We require a booking fee in order to set an appointment for the actual tattooing.

Aftercare

Your artist will go over this with you in detail after your appointment. In general, a tattoo will take a few weeks to heal and in the meantime should be treated like a sunburn or a scrape. The bandage your artist places on the tattoo should be left on for several hours at least, as this helps keep out airborne bacteria. Once the bandage is removed, wash the area with warm water and a gentle, non-scented soap. It’s best to use your bare hands for this, and not a cloth or anything else which might be overly abrasive. You can definitely shower with a new tattoo, just avoid soaking it in water (pools and hot tubs are out).

After a few days the skin over and around your tattoo will begin to flake and peel – let this happen naturally. Avoid picking at the tattoo or scratching it.  The itching may be really annoying, but it just means your body is healing properly.

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